Fire crews use ladder truck to battle vacant house fire

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Fire crews responded to a house fire on the city’s southeast side early Thursday morning. Neighbors called 911 when they woke up around 3:20 a.m. and saw flames coming through the roof of a nearby home.

The Fort Wayne Fire Department arrived three minutes later to 3907 Clermont Avenue, to discover the entire attic area was on fire and the roof was collapsing.

Crews attacked the fire from outside and had to safely work around downed power lines in the yard. They pulled multiple hoses to spray the fire from the ground, and extended a ladder truck to attack the flames from above.

The fire was under control about 50 minutes after it was reported.

Fire officials said the home was vacant as it was in the process of being remodeled. Nobody was inside and no injuries were reported throughout the incident.

The home sustained heavy fire, smoke, and water damage.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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